The new, top-line trim of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, the carmaker’s compact crossover SUV and its best-selling vehicle, was unveiled at the recent Seattle Auto Show.
The new Signature SUV includes the turbocharged SKYACTIV-2.5T engine and new G-Vectoring Control Plus. It incorporates premium materials, such as Caturra Brown Nappa leather and genuine layered wood trim.
Other features in the 2019 Mazda CX-5: Apple CarPlayTMand Android AutoTM compatibility, a reconfigurable 7.0-TFT gauge display, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, a BOSE 10-speaker premium sound system, windshield-projected Active Driving Display head-up unit and a 360°View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors
The powertrain lineup adopts the SKYACTIV-2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine also found in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV and Mazda6 sedan.
Additionally, refinements to the suspension system and addition of G-Vectoring Control Plus technology further embodies Mazda’s Jinba Ittai– “horse and rider as one” – engineering philosophy in the 2019 CX-5.
The 2019 CX-5 Signature has an MSRP of $36,890 before destination and taxes. It’s about $2,000 more expensive than the former top line of the CX-5 trims, the Grand Touring Reserve.
While the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature was the main focus, Mazda’s full lineup was part of the Mazda Drive Experience during the three days of the 2018 Seattle Auto Show.
The new vehicle is now available on the carmaker’s site.
Article Last Updated: November 15, 2018.
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